April 7th, 2010
09:25 AM ET
4 years ago

DNC beats RNC in March cash haul

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic National Committee raised at least $13 million in March, a Democratic source tells CNN.

That would be at least $1.6 million more in fundraising than the DNC's counterpart, the Republican National Committee, which reported bringing in $11.4 million last month.

The DNC's March total is at least $5.5 million more than they raised in February. The RNC's total last month is nearly $4 million more than what they raised in February.

The divisive debate over the Democrats' health care reform legislation, which last month passed through Congress and was signed into law by President Obama, is most likely behind much of the bounce in cash.

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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Rick McDaniel

    The question is.....how much of that money is coming from foreign powers????

    April 7, 2010 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  2. Bill

    Does that money come from all those poor, downtrodden people that the dems purport to represent?

    April 7, 2010 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I suggest you acquire a sense of civic responsibility in light of the death threats raining upon our congress peopleandinvest some of tha loot on EDUCATING your lunatic fringe.

    Do you really think any of us care how much money the party that bankrupted the nation has in it's coffers? I think it is the height of bad taste for you idiots to be bragging about this every other day.

    What we'd really like to know is what are you doing to tone down the flames that you've incited of hatred, bigotry, and violent dissent. The end result of you continuously feeding your vacous masses misinformation and fear are death threats and threats of other violence.

    Take your money and your coffers and stick them where the good Lord split ya'.

    ** AND THE SAME MESSAGE APPLIES TO YOU THE LEADERS OF THE DNC! SOMEBODY NEEDS TO STEP UP AND ADDRESS THIS VIOLENT MADNESS**

    April 7, 2010 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  4. ran

    History is going to be made again after the 2010 election when more Democrats and Independents win seats than lose; were as the fear/hate/obstructionist/purity Republicans lose seats.

    "Oh happy days."

    April 7, 2010 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  5. Dutch

    The DNC raised more money because they passed healthcare. This month is going to be a wide margin between the RNC and DNC in fundraising due to the scandals at the RNC. They are going to from 13 million to under 10 million. Just wait and see.

    R.I.Poverty G.O.P.

    April 7, 2010 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  6. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    well looks like MORE people wanted to have better healthcare than the RNC and Teabaggers claim did. I suspect the great November GOP takeover might be in doubt now as well.

    April 7, 2010 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  7. lyn

    SHAME on you REPUBLICANS taking money from those dead miners, you have stop to nothing SHAME you only want to WIN in November and will spread lies, faults rumors and violence just to WIN, you Republicans are not for those of us in need we see that you are only a party of NO. I hope and pray that the people who is blinded by your faults rumors will soon open their eyes and see what you are as a party only of NO, and nothing for the poor. SHAME,SHAME,SHAME ON YOU.

    April 7, 2010 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  8. Steph

    Dear RNC, please stop trying to tell us how "the American people" feel about health care reform. Here is your proof! We think it's fantastic! Yes We Can! Yes We Did! We're going to keep marching forward. Want to join in the positive change?

    FYI – That hopey, changey thing is workin' quite well.

    April 7, 2010 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  9. j

    I hope all this fundraising with produce good Democratic candidates for the fall. The Democrats need to gain more seats and further push the divisive and obstructionist Republicans out of office.

    April 7, 2010 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  10. Go, RNC!

    I'll give even more $$s shortly!

    April 7, 2010 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  11. Terry From West Texas

    Cash is poisoning the well of democracy. We need a political process that is 100% publicly funded. No private money should be allowed to buy offices, and that is exactly what is happening. Of course, none of us think that our votes are swayed by expensive advertising campaigns, but we are all fools to think that.

    First, the smart people who design campaigns are not spending hundreds of millions of dollars for nothing. They know what they are doing and they know what produces results.

    Second, a state Supreme Court justice can make a decision that changes the lives of everyone in a state, and none of us know whose pocket is producing the funds for those kinds of races.

    April 7, 2010 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  12. Anonymous

    This does not surprise me given the action of the Republicasn during the healthcare debate.
    No matter how people feel about the bill, civility is still the norm for mosy people in the country-something the Republicans forgot aboput with threats , name calling, lack of decorum in the House and Senate.
    I expect them to pick up seats in November, but if they don't change thier ways, it wil be far fewer than they hope

    April 7, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  13. Dar

    Ahhhh more money the Dems and Repubs can stuff in their pockets

    April 7, 2010 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  14. Brink

    How do we know that all these claims of fundraising are true? Do both groups meet somewhere and put it all out on a big table to see who has the biggest stack? I think that there is may be a TV show in that concept.

    April 7, 2010 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  15. Hugo

    The divisive debate over the Democrats' health care reform legislation, which last month passed through Congress and was signed into law by President Obama, is most likely behind much of the bounce in cash.
    ____________________________________________________

    Passed through Congress? I guess you could equate that to passing of a kidney stone or passing of bad gas, I don't think anyone in America believes that was the way our legislative system is supposed to function.

    Just remember in November and let's rid our Government of these self serving louts!

    April 7, 2010 10:46 am at 10:46 am |